POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation cont.2


H.R.1298 (introduced by Rep. Brad R. Wenstrup): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1290 (introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1284 (introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients, and for other purposes; Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

H.R.1280 (introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the maximum contribution limit for health savings accounts, and for other purposes; Ways and Means

H.R.1279 (introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits; Veterans’ Affairs, Armed Services

H.R.1277 (introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn): To permit indefinite extensions for certain previously extended Medicaid managed care waivers; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1275 (introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions): To eliminate the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to expand beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce
 
H.R.1271 (introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1267 (introduced by Rep. Jason Smith): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care; Ways and Means

H.Res.163 (introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr.): Supporting the designation of March 2017, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Oversight and Government Reform

S.479 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening; Finance

S.482 (introduced by Sen. John Thune): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care; Finance

S.486 (introduced by Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr.): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the nonapplication of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories; Finance S.Res.77 (introduced by Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr.): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; submitted, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent



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